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Enchanted Europe : superstition, reason, and religion 1250-1750

Author: Euan Cameron
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univiversity Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Enchanted Europe' offers a comprehensive account of Europe's long, complex relationship with its own folklore & popular religion. From debates over the efficacy of charms & spells, to belief in fairies & demons, Euan Cameron constructs a compelling narrative of the rise & fall of 'superstition' in the European mind.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Cameron, Euan (Euan K.).
Enchanted Europe.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)610443145
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Euan Cameron
ISBN: 9780199257829 0199257825
OCLC Number: 500794364
Description: xii, 473 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The problems of pre-modern life --
A densely populated universe --
Helpful performances : the uses of ritual --
Insight and foresight : techniques of divination --
The Patristic and Early Medieval heritage --
Scholastic demonology in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries --
The demonological reading of superstitions in the Late Middle Ages : areas of consensus --
The demonological reading of superstitions in the Late Middle Ages : areas of difference and disagreement --
The pastoral use of the scholastic critique of superstitions --
Some Renaissance Christian humanists and 'superstition' --
Magic, the fallen world, and fallen humanity : Martin Luther on the devil and superstitions --
Prodigies, providences, and possession : the sixteenth-century Protestant context --
The Protestant critique of consecrations : Catholicism as superstition --
The Reformed doctrine of providence and the transformation of the Devil --
Reformed Catholicism : purifying sources, defending traditions --
Demonology becomes an open subject in the seventeenth century --
Defending the 'invisible world' : the campaign against 'saducism' --
Towards the Enlightenment.
Responsibility: Euan Cameron.

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